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Legal Update - 21 JUNE 2019
THAILAND’S CYBER SECURITY ACT FINALLY COME INTO FORCE
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On 27 May 2019, the Cyber Security Act of Thailand B.E. 2562 (2019) (“CSA”) was published in the Government Gazette; therefore, it has been in effect since 28 May 2019.
The main objective of the CSA is to secure national security in cyberspace, governing both public and private sector databases and information. Importantly, the National Cyber Security Committee (“NCSC”), chaired by the Prime Minister, will be established to set policies and supervise cyber security under the CSA. The Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (“MDES”) will be included as ex officio members of the NCSC.
Key provisions of the CSA include the following issues:
The actual implementation of the CSB is yet to be seen and it will take some time for the NCSC and other overseeing agencies to be established.
Further updates on the development of the implementation of this Act and its subordinate legislation and the procedural framework, will be monitored.
This article is prepared by Paramee Kerativitayanan (21 June 2019)
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